The incident took place when the children were playing near a pond which was dug to irrigate the local croplands at Karigar para under Latiban union
Three children, including a boy and his sister, drowned in a pond in Panchhari upazila of Khagrachhari on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Sumon Tripura’s son Abraham Tripura, his sister Khumbarti Tripura, and their friend Pranti Tripura, daughter of Taposh Kanti Tripura. They were all residents of Karigar para of the upazila,
The incident took place when the children were playing near a pond which was dug to irrigate the local croplands at Karigar para under Latiban union.
According to locals, the children fell into the pond while they were playing near it at around 10am.
After locals rescued the trio and rushed them to Panchhari Upazila Health Complex, the doctor on duty declared them dead.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Panchhari police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Dulal Hossain said preparations were underway to file an unnatural death (UD) case over the incident.